Warmer weather may mean a risk of forest fires across the country, but regulators warn of fire dangers closer to home too.
Power strips, propane grills and certain garments are among some of the items recently recalled due to fire hazards.
Faulty Power Strips
About 12,000 Brightway indoor and outdoor extension cords and power strips are being recalled because their copper conductors are inadequately covered in coating material, posing a fire hazard.
The recall includes indoor extension cord model numbers R2600 through R2615, indoor extension cord models EE6 through EE20 and power strips with the model number MP6DG.
The extension cords and power strips were sold at hardware and discount stores across the country between August 2009 and October 2009 for $1 to $20, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Fire should be controllable when you’re using a propane grill, but leaking fuel tanks could cause unexpected fires and burns if they’re improperly installed, the CPSC reports.
About 4,600 Kuuma IR Stow and Go Grills sold at West Marine stores and made by Eastwind Industries are being recalled following three reports of unexpected fires caused by leaking propane tanks that cause minor burns to users’ hands.
The grills were sold nationwide between January 2009 and August 2009 for $100 to $140.
Consumers can get a new operators manual and a tool for maintenance and cleaning by visiting kuumaproducts.com or calling Eastwind at (866) 995-8862. For more information on this recall visit cpsc.gov.